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Sa., 29. Apr.


Boeddhistisches Centrum Amsterdam

NL/ Moving Through The World With An Open Heart

A day retreat for people <35, exploring the practice of Tonglen, with meditation, movement and voice

NL/ Moving Through The World With An Open Heart
NL/ Moving Through The World With An Open Heart

Zeit & Ort

29. Apr. 2023, 10:30 – 16:30

Boeddhistisches Centrum Amsterdam, Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 56, 1054 SP Amsterdam, Netherlands


Tonglen is a meditation practice centered around compassion in response to the sufferings of the world. The word 'tonglen' means "to send out and to receive". The practice is closely related to the training of the Bodhisattva, whose heart opens unconditionally to all life and all living beings.

Pema Chödrön says: "All sentient beings without exception inherent tenderness of the heart, its natural tendency to love and care for others. But over time, in order to shield ourselves from feeling pain and discomfort, we have erected solid barriers that cover up our tenderness and vulnerability."

This is an opportunity for young people to meet and to research how to be present with the many crises in this world, without shutting down, or getting overwhelmed. In these uncertain times, full of change and, sometimes, fear, how can we remain open and become still when we are truly aware of the sorrows around us? How can we be fully present here in this moment, and experience that we too are a part of the world?

This day retreat is an introduction to Tonglen's practice in a form that involves the body and voice. We will be using movement improvisation and meditation. No prior experience is necessary. You can expect to experience joy on this event!

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